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Batman Vs Superman Final Trailer

I don't like to post many reviews that aren't exactly movie reviews, but I believe this is a special circumstance.

Yesterday the world was blessed with the latest and final trailer from Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. At this point, it's no secret that Wonder Woman becomes a key player in the movie. And, some form of beast that is probably Doomsday made an appearance in the second trailer.

The very first trailer released for Batman Vs. Superman was fairly good. It had an ominous feel, a captivating tone, and just enough imagery to spark imaginations and speculations of nerds everywhere. ("The red capes are coming...")  Then, the second trailer was released, and I began to lose hope in this movie. Honestly, it was cheesy. Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor, had a totally cheesy scene where he introduces Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne is driving some kind of 1920's cartoon car, and there's a scene at the end when Wonder Woman shows up in fa…

Two Cats and a Mouse: My Disney World Video!

I love Disney World. In fact, you may have read my earlier blog entry about the best movies to watch to prepare for a trip to Disney. My wife and I made a fun travel video, so watch and enjoy!

And here is a little intro video we made for our new Youtube page:

Best Movies of the 2010's (so far)

We're half way through the 2010's decade, and so much has evolved already! We've witnessed the end of the Harry Potter era, a new Peter Jackson directed JRR Tolkien trilogy, so many new superhero movies, a resurgence in the independent film genre, and....brace yourselves....a new Star Wars trilogy has begun!

With so much going on in the first half of the decade, I thought it would be a good idea to break down the best movies so far. This will illuminate where Hollywood is headed, and were we've been. And, of course, this is just my opinion. Please let me know if I've left anything off the list!

11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
When the first Hunger Games came out, I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging, interesting, and creative it was. And, it put Jennifer Lawrence on the map in a big way. In Catching Fire, the first sequel, everything feels tighter, more confident, smoother, and more coherent. The series really hit its peak in this one. One could argu…

Oscar Predictions 2016

My predictions for Oscar wins are in bold.

Leave a comment with your own predictions or let know if I'm right or wrong!

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo Dicaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Without a doubt, this is Leo's year!

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale - The Big Short
Tom Hardy - The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Just give Stallone the trophy already!

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett - Carol
Brie Larson - Room
Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Very incredible and deserving. However, it could still be J.Law.

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

 I haven't seen The Hateful Eight, and this is totally just a guess, but she seems completely transformed in …

You haven't seen Brooklyn yet???

           Brooklyn is a beautiful and moving story about a young girl moving from Ireland to Brooklyn in the early 1950's. She has a mediocre and unsatisfying life in Ireland working in a local bakery and feeling the urge to explore new things in her early 20's. This is particularly tough for her mother and older sister, Rose. But, they support her because they know she has so much potential and they respect her youth. Also, that was apparently a difficult economic time in Ireland.
     Once in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey (played by Saoirse Ronan in an Oscar nominated performance) suffers homesickness and struggles to connect with anyone around her. It isn't long, though, until meaningful and fun friendships and relationships begin to form.

     The striking thing about Brooklyn is that it has a certain elegance. The writing, editing, and gorgeous pastel landscapes drew me into a bygone era. It was a wonderful feeling of being totally absorbed in a movie and forgetting that I …